This is a little infuriating.
After earning a PhD. and going on the dole, he says it’s tough on his psyche.
>> “It can be very tough on the pysche …”
I wonder how it feels to be working a $30,000/year job at a store serving a PhD. on food stamps, that you’re paying for out of your $30,000 salary? I bet that’s tough on the psyche.
>> “The darkest moment had to be when I finished my dissertation. I turned it in and there (was) no job …”
No, I think what he really means is that there were no $80,000-$120,000 jobs easily available, and that he believes he’s above taking one of the many available $25,000 jobs until he finds something else he wants. I believe Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell drove a cab for some time while trying to make ends meet while in grad school.
I bet I could find this guy a job in a day if he was serious about finding one.
Even a PhD Couldn’t Keep This Man Off Food Stamps – Yahoo! Finance: Tony Yang is getting beaten to a pulp. He’s not wanted by mobsters nor is he another Cybercrime bully. The former University of California doctoral student (c/o ’09) just says that’s what it feels like each quarter when he wraps up an adjunct teaching gig and goes home without a permanent job offer. “It can be very tough on the pysche,” he told the Chronicle of Higher Education. “The darkest moment had to be when I finished my dissertation. I turned it in and there (was) no job … So when I graduated, the first thing I had to do was file for unemployment.” As a kid, his family supplemented their income with food stamps. Decades later, he found himself in the same position, applying for welfare to get by when his doctoral degree wasn’t enough to bring home a steady paycheck.